Seth MacFarlane, the man behind Family Guy and more, says he’s “embarrassed” to work for Fox.
The declaration came by way of Twitter over the weekend after CNN anchor Brian Stelter and several other reporters decried Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for telling his audiences on Friday not to believe anything they learn from rival news outlets.
“If you’re looking to understand what’s actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they’re telling you on the big news stations,” Carlson said.
That didn’t sit well with MacFarlane, who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, which Fox News often covers positively.
“In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News,” the actor-writer-producer wrote sardonically.
“This is fringe... and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company,” he added.
The Fox Broadcasting Co is home to MacFarlane’s long-running animated shows Family Guy and American Dad. His rookie space-age comedy, The Orville, which he also created and stars in, was recently renewed by the network for a second season.